VIDEO | Fighting In Brazil Not That Great Of An Idea Says Frank Mir The Nogueira Smasher

March 26, 2012 12:01 pm 32 Comments

“Werdum is a greatly improved fighter with phenomenal stand-up and I think his jiu-jitsu is some of the best in the world. The guy is awesome. The only reason why I at first said, ‘hmmm, maybe not a good idea’ when I found out he wanted to fight in June in Brazil. I was like, ‘Ah, I don’t know if that would be such a great idea, I don’t know if I’m gonna be that well received there.’ I’d have to go there for a whole week with my family, my wife and my children. I don’t think I’m in (Chael’s) boat yet, but at the same time if I go to a restaurant and someone is a Nogueira fan, what are they gonna do to my food? Brazilian fans, fans in general, can be kinda crazy and I’ve received quite a few crazy Emails. Google translate is a phenomenal thing but it kind of makes you cringe a little bit when you see what people wanna say.”

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